Harvard Magazine’s Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows for the 2009-10 academic year will be Spencer Lenfield ’12 and Melanie Long ’10, who were selected after a competitive evaluation of writing submitted by student applicants. The fellows, who join the editorial staff during the year, contribute to the magazine as undergraduate columnists and initiate story ideas, write news and feature items, and edit copy before publication.
Lenfield, of Paw Paw, Mich., will live in Eliot House in the fall. He is considering a concentration in literature and history. Lenfield plays piano in a classical trio, is on the editorial board of Tuesday magazine, and expects to work in Michigan this summer, possibly at Western Michigan University, where he took courses before coming to Harvard.
Long, of Atlanta, has previously lived in Cincinnati; Frankfurt, Germany; and Caracas, Venezuela; and is now a resident of Lowell House. She is concentrating in English and pursuing a minor in film studies. A Crimson staff writer and volunteer tutor, she intends to work in Cambridge this summer, serving as a resident tutor in the Crimson Summer Academy, Harvard’s academic enrichment program for local high school students.
The fellowship is supported by Jonathan J. Ledecky ’79, M.B.A. ’83, and named in honor of his mother.